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  1. tag soup(Noun)

    Poorly structured code in a markup language that uses tags (such as HTML), especially when it violates specifications.

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  1. Tag soup

    In Web development, "tag soup" refers to formatted markup written for a web page that is very much like HTML but does not consist of correct HTML syntax and document structure. Because web browsers have historically treated HTML syntax or structural errors leniently, there has been little pressure for web developers to follow published standards, and therefore there is a need for all browser implementations to be able to treat what looks like HTML as "tag soup", accepting and correcting for invalid syntax and structure. An HTML parser that is capable of interpreting HTML-like markup even if it contains invalid syntax or structure may be called a tag soup parser. All major web browsers currently have a tag soup parser for interpreting malformed HTML. "Tag soup" may collectively refer to a large number of common authoring mistakes, such as malformed HTML tags, improperly nested HTML elements, and unescaped character entities. The Markup Validation Service is a resource for web page authors to avoid creating tag soup.


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